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Sensational savoury fig recipes

Figs are as delicious as they are good for you and, with their unique sweetness and texture, can be just as brilliant in savoury dishes as they are desserts. Here, we've pulled together a few of our savoury favourites that make the most of this Middle Eastern native. From starters and salads to easy glazes and sides for your meat, these fresh fig recipes are the perfect way to experiment with this oft-forgotten fruit.
savoury fig recipes
polenta, blue cheese     and fig tarts
Quick & Easy
July 31, 1976

Polenta, blue cheese and fig tarts

Instant polenta, available from supermarkets, comes with cooking times varying from 1-5 minutes, so it’s always best to read the packet directions. To keep polenta warm when serving, place polenta in a heatproof bowl placed over a saucepan of simmering water. Stir occasionally to prevent a skin from forming. If fresh figs are out of […]
By Women's Weekly Food
persian quail, fig & pomegranate salad
November 30, 1974

Persian quail, fig & pomegranate salad

The technique to split open and flatten quail so that it cooks quickly and evenly is called `butterflying’. Place quail, breast-side down, on a chopping board. Using poultry shears or kitchen scissors, cut down both sides of the backbone; discard the bone. Turn over, open out and press down on the breast plate to flatten […]
By Women's Weekly Food
ham, blue brie and figs with honey mustard dressing
Quick & Easy
January 31, 2011

Ham, blue brie and figs with honey mustard dressing

hints Combining fruit and meat in a recipe confirms the adage that opposites attract. What might seem the unlikeliest of relationships can, with an innovate cook serving as matchmaker, become a marriage made in culinary heaven. These two recipes both call for fig as the featured fruit, yet melon, mandarin, peach or even pomegranate could […]
By Women's Weekly Food

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